Mobile Security

  • 1Password 4 for Android coming June 10

    Having been in use on iOS and OS X for quite some time, 1Password 4 is coming to Android. Involved in a beta program since late last year, the team at Agile Bits are preparing to let the app loose. In true Android fashion,

    May 23, 2014 • Views: 638

  • BitDefender Mobile Security adds App Locking feature

    BitDefender, a brand easily associated with anti-virus and security software, has updated their Mobile Security Android app with an important new feature. With the new App Lock function, users will be able to keep prying eyes and

    May 21, 2014 • Views: 940

  • Koler.A ransomware blackmails you for bad judgment

    Proving again that mobile security is also only as good as your own vigilance, a new type of Android malware has been unearthed. The Trojan Koler.A holds your smartphone hostage, rendering it practically unusable, until you pay a

    May 8, 2014 • Views: 773

  • LastPass update brings Galaxy S5 fingerprint authentication

    Galaxy S5 users were always able to unlock their handset using the fingerprint scanner. PayPal also added support shortly after the handset launched. Well, it looks like another company has come forward with support. This latest

    April 29, 2014 • Views: 571

  • Google updates Android security, app scanning

    Google has announced an update to their app security protocol for Android, which will now continuously scan your devices for nefarious app activity. Prior to the update, Android verified the security of an app on install, but

    April 10, 2014 • Views: 780

  • Heartbleed only an issue for Android 4.1.1

    There has been plenty of talk regarding "Heartbleed" lately. For those who may have somehow missed that story, the simple version is that Heartbleed is a flaw in OpenSSL. But while that is simple to say, this is causing issues

    April 9, 2014 • Views: 1733

  • LastPass on Android can now autofill app logins

    Security on Android apps has gotten easier, or at least more convenient, that is, if you're using LastPass' password management. The service has just updated its Android app with new capabilities, such as automatically filling

    March 25, 2014 • Views: 761

  • Next Android version may have enterprise security in mind

    One truth remains a hurdle for Android: it’s just not a great platform for enterprise. From a consumer perspective, Android is plenty secure. For enterprise, it needs help. With the next “major” version of Android (an

    March 25, 2014 • Views: 626

  • Snoopy drone can be used to spy on mobile users

    If you thought drones, especially those that can be used to deliver your packages, were cool, you might want to think again when you learn about their other potential uses. A couple of folks at the Black Hat Asia conference in

    March 21, 2014 • Views: 524

  • Lookout reports on Dendroid malware creation tool

    Malware on Android, though controversial, isn't exactly a new topic. But seeing a complete development suite that helps others create malware that has managed to evade Google Play Store's security is definitely an alarming

    March 6, 2014 • Views: 704